Mi Familia Vota Cheers the CA State Legislature’s Decision on Cesar Chavez Day to Raise State Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2022
Los Angeles, CA -- The California bill to raise the state’s minimum wage and help low-income workers is now on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown, following approval by the state Legislature. The following is a statement by Mi Familia Vota Executive Director Ben Monterroso:
“This is a historic victory for the working men and women of California, and it could not have come on a better day than on the day that we celebrate the legacy of César Chávez, who founded the United Farmworkers and spent his life improving working conditions and wages for Latinos. "This victory is due to the political power that we have been building in the state by electing leaders who pay attention to the issues that matter to us.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Smith (714) 662-6050
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Amanda.Smith@sen.ca.gov
Senator Moorlach Comments on Passage of Minimum Wage Bill
"Once taxpayers who own businesses see tomorrow’s headlines, they will think it’s an April Fools’ joke.”
--Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)
(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today Senator Moorlach released the following statement regarding passage of SB 3 (Leno) raising the minimum wage:
“We are at an inflection point in our history, and the reverberations of this decision, particularly the law of unintended consequences, will be significant.“Statistics consistently show that raising the minimum wage will eliminate entry-level jobs. Many workers hoping this change will improve their finances will be sorely disappointed because their job may actually no longer exist. “California already has a net out-migration. For the first time since World War II, we have a declining K-12 school enrollment. That means our economy is shrinking. Los Angeles has not produced a net-new job in over a decade. This bill will further drive jobs and people from California.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. JOSEPH HAIEK TO BE HONORED AT ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE GALA
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Arab American Heritage Gala on Sunday, April 24at the Pacific Hills Banquet Hall in Laguna Hills. Joseph R. Haiek was born in 1932, Jerusalem, Palestine, immigrated to the United States with his family in 1967. He is the publisher and founder of The News Circle Publishing House in Los Angeles 1972, covering news, views and culture on Arab Americans as well the Arab World.
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AUHSD STEAM Carnival and Tech Fair is Being Held at Western High School on Saturday, April 2
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, March 30, 2016—Please join us on Saturday, April 2, for two events at one location: STEAM-a-Palooza 2016 and the Third Annual AUHSD Tech Fair. STEAM-a-Palooza is a student-run carnival consisting of performances, races, and one-of-a-kind events, including: submarine races in the swimming pool, Trash-to-Fash fashion show, dancing robots, and much more. Meanwhile, the Tech Fair brings some of the biggest and most innovative companies in technology to AUHSD.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Decommissioning San Onofre on the Cheap Puts Us All at Risk
Edison's Community Engagement Panel met last Thursday in Oceanside to update the public on plans to decommission the nuclear power plant at San Onofre. If it were not for the fact that Edison has already proven itself to be more concerned with profit than public safety, the average citizen would have been reassured that there was nothing to be concerned about. Unfortunately, Edison has a history that must be remembered.
The years-long struggle over 510 acres known as West Coyote Hills continues as a conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the city while officials try to raise money to purchase some of the land before it is developed.
Orange County Supervisors, responding to complaints coming mainly from a car dealership, last week went against a recommendation from county staff and approved a four-way stop sign at an intersection in Midway City.
Council members violated the law by meeting secretly to approve a costly lobbying contract, according to open government advocates. While not admitting wrongdoing, the council promised Monday to not break the law in the future.
Last year was a particularly deadly one for people living on the streets of Southern California – and especially in Orange County, where homeless deaths went up a staggering 75 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year.